Kislak Mortgage Opens Jacksonville, Florida Office

Hires ESPN's "Ole Mortgage Coach" Host to Lead Jacksonville Office

Leading Mortgage Lender Continues to Actively Recruit Experienced, Licensed Mortgage Loan Consultants

Oct 19, 2010, 09:00 ET from J.I. Kislak Mortgage LLC

MIAMI LAKES, Fla., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- J.I. Kislak Mortgage LLC (Kislak Mortgage) announced today the expansion of its presence in the state with the opening of its newest consumer mortgage origination loan office in Jacksonville, Fla.  Kislak Mortgage expects to originate approximately $8 million in loans from this location each month.

"A cornerstone of Kislak Mortgage's growth strategy is to open bricks-and-mortar store locations throughout Florida to provide local service to our customers.  Jacksonville is an important market for us as we continue to provide Floridians with top-notch service to enable them secure loans in a timely, efficient manner," said Tom Meyer, Chief Executive Officer of Kislak Mortgage.

To spearhead the efforts of the Jacksonville office, Kislak Mortgage hired John Reagan who has more than 17 years of experience in the mortgage industry.  Mr. Reagan previously worked as the senior team leader with Wilson Lending Group, where he managed a team of loan officers and loan processors.  Additionally, Mr. Reagan is well known in Jacksonville as the host of the radio program "Ole Mortgage Coach" that airs on Friday mornings on Northeast Florida ESPN Radio (1010 AM), where he provides consumers throughout Florida mortgage advice.  Mr. Reagan is a U.S. Navy veteran and former commanding officer at NAS Jacksonville.  

"A central part of our expansion efforts is to continue to attract experienced, licensed loan consultants to join the Kislak Mortgage team.  We are excited to have John Reagan leading the Jacksonville office, as he shares Kislak's values and has a long history of providing personal, localized advice to homebuyers through his radio program and in the field," Meyer continued.  "We are confident that our storefront locations will not only provide potential home buyers with access to mortgages, but will also create jobs for licensed mortgage consultants."

The Jacksonville office expects to hire between 8-10 mortgage loan consultants within the next six months.

The Jacksonville office will be located at 3030 Hartley Road in Suite 100.  The hours of operation will be 9:00am to 6:00pm ET Monday through Friday.  This office can be reached via telephone at 904-520-4600.

Kislak Mortgage is part of the Kislak Organization, one of the nation's oldest and most reputable privately-held firms that specializes in real estate and financial services.  Kislak Mortgage's wholly owned subsidiary, Kislak Lending Solutions LLC (KLS), provides turnkey loan fulfillment services to Kislak's lending activities and other customers including builder-owned mortgage firms and community banks.

About The Kislak Organization

Established in 1906, the Kislak Organization is a privately-held firm that specializes in real estate and financial services on behalf of the Kislak family and its partners.  The firm invests across multiple asset classes and industries. The organization includes a commercial real estate brokerage, asset and property management firm, mortgage lender, and over $65 million in tax certificate investments.

Contact:

Danielle DeVoren

KCSA Strategic Communications

212-896-1272

ddevoren@kcsa.com



SOURCE J.I. Kislak Mortgage LLC